More than 300 artists have banded together to sign an open letter urging the U.S. Senate to pass HR5, otherwise known as the Equality Act.
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Pink, Bebe Rexha, Billie Eilish, Britney Spears, The Jonas Brothers, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Lorde, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, The Chainsmokers, Camilla Cabello and Katy Perry are just a few of the many, many stars who've signed the letter.
The Equality Act would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would also expand protections for women, people of color and people of faith.
"As musicians and artists, we strongly believe that all people should be welcomed and celebrated as their true, authentic self," reads the letter in part. It adds, "Taking away basic human rights is inhumane. All youth, especially trans youth should be protected and given opportunities to thri..